Hello again friends!
I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas festivities if you celebrate. I was hoping to post this card just before Christmas but it took a really long time to get to Australia so I didn’t get to wish you all happy holidays.
Today’s card is another thank you card for a crafty friend of mine. One of the things I am most grateful for in this hobby is the friends that I have made around the world – and that needs to be celebrated. Often.
So here is my card for today.
Boy do I LOVE this stamp. This is the Simon Says Stamp Flora Background stamp and I have been using it a lot so it was a good buy for me – yay! I heat embossed the stamp using white powder onto kraft – one of my favourite looks for a card. And then I coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. And the good news is, this is VERY simple colouring, the areas are really small so you don’t even need to blend.
I took three different colours and then just set about colouring, leaving some areas clear altogether. I just tried to balance the three colours over the panel.
And then for the sentiment – the usual hmmm’ing and haaa’ing went on and eventually I decided on using a vellum heart, stacking a few “thanks” die cuts together, adhering them onto the vellum, and then adding a popped up sentiment. I really didn’t want to lose too much of the pretty background.
Isn’t that Raspberry Jam ink colour just beautiful and fortunately a perfect match. It’s from Hero Arts.. you know, just in case you want to go sales shopping….
That finishes today’s card. As always I hope that you like the card and I thank you for visiting me today. You are always welcome and appreciated.
I will be back soon with another card.